Green Challenge Film Fest

Green Challenge Film Fest (3)

For more information (time, location, etc.) click the links (movie title) below.

20 April 2017 – Truck Farm
18 May 2017 – Bag It
15 June 2017 – Tapped
20 July 2017 – Inhabit
17 August 2017 – Seed


Each movie will be paired with a green challenge for people to participate in. Both Sustainable Collingswood and Oaklyn Green Team will be implementing the challenge portion for the task of earning points with the Sustainable Jersey program. Please check back after each movie to find the action associated with the movie. There will be an informational sheet on each action available for download.

Green Challenges:
Truck Farm: plant and maintain a vegetable garden Vegetable Gardens
Bag It:


While we often have food at our events, until this past Saturday, we had never had an actual food preparation WORKSHOP. Sure, we’ve had plenty of meetings, workshops, and events where we TALKED about food but had never had a real “roll up your sleeves and get chopping” sort of gathering. It dawned on us over time that it’s one thing to “talk the talk” of regaining food sovereignty by canning and fermenting our own food, but altogether different to “walk the walk” by yes, renting a church basement equipped with a good kitchen, gathering high quality ingredients, bringing interesting people together and well . . . CHOP, CHOP!
The very best part of the workshop? These folks:
Group photo 1

(Prepping apples for applesauce)

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Anybody who has participated in any GMO Free NJ events knows that we love to have fun in all of our activities; from film screenings, hands-on workshops, rallies, public meetings to tabling events, if we can’t infuse joy and enthusiasm into it . . . well, we just won’t do it! One of our all-time favorite things to do is tabling events. I mean, what could be more rewarding than talking to everyone you meet about GMOs? (I’m dead serious–just ask my family). But, the AMAZING variety of people we meet is the big thrill . . . let me tell you about who we met at one recent event. We were sort of mooching off of GMO Free PA’s table at the Philly Greenfest when a young woman walked up to the table to tell us about her upcoming art exhibit. Here’s the invite:




Wow(!), an art exhibit entitled “Subsidized Starvation” about the industrialization of the food supply that features a screening of GMO, OMG!?! Needless to say we were INTRIGUED and added the art opening to our schedule. Abby Elizabeth, the artist, hadn’t told us that her work was created by gluing thousands of individual grains of rice, wheat, barley, and corn kernels as well as pennies (see if you can spot them) and children’s toys onto reclaimed pallet boards to create images that tell a tale of America’s food story from the Dust Bowl era to today’s Biotech takeover of the food supply. Here are two of my favorites:

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There is a criminal at large, a very cunning perpetrator that seems to be just about everywhere, wreaking havoc and leaving a wake of destruction. The suspect operates under the cover of a great number of aliases and we are calling upon all citizens to assist in the apprehension of ROUNDUP®, Public Enemy #1. There are multiple warrants out on this wanton vandal who must be stopped and thrown in the slammer before it’s too late! We all need to be on lookout for this extremely unsavory character so here are some descriptions from our profiler: Continue reading